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Eric Hartmann
One More FAR / PAR Question
on Jan 15, 2011 at 5:37:34 pm

When it rains, it pours.

I just got a new project that is mixing NTSC DV 720 x 480 (.91) with NTSC widescreen 720 x 480 (1.2). I need to output this back as NTSC DV 720 x 480 (.91).

So I am inclined to put this onto a NTSC DV 720 x 480 (.91) composition, but I am confused about what I need to do about the widescreen footage. If I interpret to .91, it shrinks the pixels' width as to fit all pixel data into the 4:3 field, which is clearly not right - it's smooshed to fit and no longer widescreen.

Do I need to interpret the widscreen footage, or just use it as is?

Thanks again,

PS, after this project, no more mixing PARs for me.

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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: One More FAR / PAR Question
on Jan 15, 2011 at 6:55:03 pm

Use the widescreen footage as is (with widescreen par). That will obviously cut out the sides of your 16:9 frame. You may want to re-frame those shots to make sure that you get what you need in the frame.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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